Soju is the only Korean wine that I know, its the highly introduced kind of wine that you can buy it in any Korean grocery here in Manila. At the Korean Wine Dinner in Sofitel Manila, we got introduced to different kind of Korean wine and they are not an ordinary kind. Each Korean wine that was served and paired with our meal gives more than just pleasure, it is also a medicinal wine, that gives good benefit to our body.
I don’t believe in the power of ginseng, because that thing is not part of what I believe in when I grew up, but after I tried gulping a Korean ginseng wine, I just felt my super stress body gets warm up and then the stress was gone, I was okay….. but tipsy in the end hahaha.
The Korean Wine Dinner is a special event at the La Veranda, the rate per person is at PHP2000+
And you get to enjoy 4 courses of meal and a rounds of Korean wine, plus you can enjoy a live string music and a learning experience about the benefits of these wines.
Thanks to Caleb for sharing a story about these wines, the dinner event is so educational and its my first time to attend here in Sofitel Manila.
Btw, I also heard that this is the 1st ever Korean Wine Dinner event in the Philippines in partnership with the Korean Culture Center.
Here’s my wife Lace enjoying a Soju raspberry wine and then me with a Makgeolli aka rice wine.
Markgeolli ( Rice Wine)
Soju with Raspberry wine
The best olive bread at Sofitel
Korean Wine Dinner menu
Crab and cucumber wrapped with chilled vegetables and mustard sauce.
Btw, these recipes are all original recipe and prepared by their guest chef from Korea, Chef Jang.
Live string music.
Here’s the ever strong In Sam Ju (Ginseng Wine)
There’s a bitter after taste, then I learned a way on how to enjoy it by just gulping it and not a sip.
The ginseng wine really rejuvenated my body, and I just cant believe that it is really effective.
Ginseng is real…. a real medicinal plant.
Makgeolli (Rice Wine)
Bok Bun Ja Ju (Black Raspberry Wine)
Its cool to see that these Korean wines are not in a glass bottle but are stored in a plastic bottle.
This kind of wine added relaxation to the body.
Its taste more better than the Ginseng wine.
Han Bang Dan Ho Bak Juk
sweet pumpkin soup with oriental herbal
An sim neo bi ah ni – grilled beef tenderloin with soy sauce
Seng sun cu I – grilled sea bass with bean paste sauce
Bi bim bap – mixed rice with veggies.
Jat Pak San – pine nuts cracker
Gge Gang Jung – sesame seed cracker
Im geum gal su
a steamed apple essence with clove powder
At the end of our Korean Wine Dinner, the Sofitel team awarded their avid customer who always participate in all kinds of winner dinner event through the years here in Sofitel Manila.
Wow!!! this should be my next goal
Group pic with our table mates…. Thanks again Sofitel Manila for another wine education.
After learning the French way of drinking wine few years back, then this year was so memorable because I now know the specialties of a Korean wine.
Now I have to hunt where to buy a rice wine and a Korean ginseng wine.
Im badly beaten that day because of my work, but Im surprised that the Korean ginseng wine gave me a super boost to be more active and energetic.
The effect is much faster than any hmmmm energy drink.
Its so amazing….